Idea - FICS


Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Najeeb Anwar

Inter School Idea ? No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: SASC
Slogan: Let Shopping Do The Walking
Supervisor Name: Mir Yasir Umair
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: Military College of Signals
Supervisor Department: EE
Contact number: 03219803001
Email ID:
    An autonomous shopping cart that would follow the customer help him shop without dragging it everywhere, displaying an estimate of the total cost as well as helping to scan the products
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    In the current day and age, shopping malls are full of people that are looking to buy groceries and Vegetables. A cart must be dragged around with him/her in the shop.SASC will do just that. Thereby reducing human effort and give an estimate to the position and price of various items
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   The Shopping mall and cash and carry stores will benefit the most, this also includes the Customers there to buy goods.
How will the solution works
    We will be using raspberry pie as the brains to calculate the distance and direction using the RSSI and IMU readings received from the User, there will be a small beacon that the customer will carry in his pocket or purse. The cart will follow only the person in possession of the beacon.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    These kinds of smart carts have been made before for example Amazon and Sobeys … They are using image processing to get the job done.We are using Bluetooth RSSI and the IMU readings from the mpu9250 to estimate the distance and direction of the customer.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2020-12-08 (1646)